Welcome!Thank you for visiting the West Seattle rain gardens website. We started this site when King County planned to construct "biorentention swales" in our neighborhoods. Bioswales are NOT rain gardens. We hope you’ll carefully review the content of the site to learn from our experience, especially if a similar project is proposed for your community. We support green infrastructure, but we advocate for safe options to address Combined Sewer Overflows (CSOs).
Monthly Archives: October 2012
It started with families in the Valley View neighborhood of Everett who heard creaking in the middle of the night. Four years later, one home is devastated, others are crumbling—and a lawsuit is underway. Private contractors and the homeowner whose … Continue reading
Despite numerous safety, health and other concerns voiced by West Seattle residents, King County continues to push the Barton Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) bioswales project. What can you do? Attend an upcoming meeting and voice your concerns. King County’s “Open House” meeting is … Continue reading